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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 249
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 16
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Huge steaks!

So amazingly good! Their steaks are huge!! I got a small one and it was still the size of a brick. Must go at least once! We drove out of our way to stop here. They have parking around back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Brittnee S
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

So amazingly good! Their steaks are huge!! I got a small one and it was still the size of a brick. Must go at least once! We drove out of our way to stop here. They have parking around back.

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Dexter, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent steaks. Price was about what you would expect ($30 pp). Place is a little out of the way but people understandably flock here for the great food. Atmosphere is a little dated but I think that is a big part of the charm of the place. Highly recommend you don't miss this one if you are in the area.

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

old fashioned no frills steakhouse, salad coffee icecream and loaded potato included w your steak. I had the half spencer (ribeye) which was thick and perfectly cooked for under 20 bucks . expect to wait but bar and apps were good too. they do take reservations. no tourists here it seemed like all locals -right off the 101 so easy... More 

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Salinas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I always try and schedule my southbound or northbound drives so I can eat at Jocko's. Some folk do not realize the oak BBQ does not kickoff until 5.00 pm (1.00 pm on Sundays) and end up being disappointed. But I have been coming here since 1973 and it maintains the quality of steak without compromise. I love that all... More 

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Nipomo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The do a good job with their aged beef, steaks & ribs. All the sides & other dishes are sort of blah & the restaurant always seem cramped with crowds.

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Los Alamos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love me a good piece of rare meat like any other meat lover, but the wait you must endure to get a table isn't worth it. After all these years in business they surely must know how to get people seated somewhat promptly. Before you start thinking I didn't give them a chance, well, I gave them 3 chances.... More 

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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I visit Nipomo almost every year for our Family Reunion. My brother always gets us set up to eat at Jocko's on Friday night. This year was no exception. I love eating here! Please don't judge this place by the look of it. This is not a trendy, elegant type steak house, but it will be one of the best... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Best steak house anywhere. Not much to the decor but the taste and value more than make up for it. For the price of a great tasting steak: 31$ !!!! far superior to any chain steak house you get everything included in the meal down to the coffee and ice cream. Favorite steak joint by far in CA.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

As others have said it's the best steak around. I've been coming here for over 15 years and will be coming back for 30 more, My wife and I make the Jocko's pilgrimage at least twice a year and we live in Fresno. It's not unheard of people driving HOURS just to eat dinner. Now the Star of the evening... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My wife got a small rib eye rare and I got a new york med rare. Hers was over cooked slightly and mine was mooing at me.When i sent my steak back he he threw it on the hot side of the grill and walked off. the only reason I gave a good rating is our server Mario who got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-929-3565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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